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We hear repeatedly of the successes of students from New Zealand who have gone to Edinburgh and London to prosecute their studies iu medicine aud music. By last San Francisco mail, however, we learn that in Other branches of study New Zealand can also hold her own. Mr George Armstrong, a son of the late Mr Georgo Armstrong, of Boslyn, who wont to London to get greater experience in the works of the engineering Anns there, recently sat for an examination in advanced machine construction and draw. Ing. Tho examination was set by the South Kensington Science and Art Dopartment, and Mr Armstrong was placed firat in order of merit, securing an " advanced first" certificate, having previously obtained his elementary pass at the Dun'sdin School of Art and Design. Mr Armstrong served his apprenticeship to the pattern-making with the New Zealand Engineering and Electrical Company here, and latterly was in the

employ of Messrs A. and T. Burt.

Mr L. L. Kirkcaldy, who ia leaving for Wellington next Friday, was on Saturday night, at the Crown Hotel, presented with a handsome walking stick by the members i f the Pirates Football Club. Mr R. P' Matheson, iu making the presentation, re ferred to "Nat's" many good qualities, and expressed the opinion that he would become just a* popular in Wellington as he had been in Dunedin—a remark which was heartily endorsed by those present.

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PERSONAL., Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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PERSONAL. Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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